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    Wrapping Bikes in Gift Wrap, Aluminum Foil, Etc.





    I'm going to ride this bike in the St. Patricks Day Parade tomorrow, so I wrapped the Corrugated Plastic boxes in Gift Wrap.



    I don't know how long this will last, it's not intended to be permanent.

    The Red Flag on the floor, in front of the bike really lets me do anything I want in the street, within reason. I highly recommend you'z all getting one.

    That one piece of white, now that I look at these pictures, needs to be wrapped. It's a deraileur-guard/chain-guard, made of foam board (two layers) and held to the chainstay with Duco Cement and packing tape.

    Should I wrap the spokes in Aluminum Foil? What's your opinion?

    I seem to recall something like this being done in the inner cities, as a project to help at-risk-youths. Did you'z see the article?
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11629987@N02/sets/72157639939606343/

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbike View Post
    Should I wrap the spokes in Aluminum Foil? What's your opinion?

    I seem to recall something like this being done in the inner cities, as a project to help at-risk-youths. Did you'z see the article?
    you're thinking of sraper bikes... and although it's too late for the parade I'd have done the same gift wrap on the spokes....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amblyopia View Post
    you're thinking of sraper bikes... and although it's too late for the parade I'd have done the same gift wrap on the spokes....
    Thank You, thank you thank you,

    Just to be sure it's "scraper bikes" and NOT "scrapper". That's what had me confused. Only one "P".

    I'm going to change the paper to red.

    Anyhow, I had to replace the legs of the support that holds the front spoiler/basket up. I still would rather use gift wrap than paint it, on account the paint would ruin the bond if I want to use more Fiberglass.



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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11629987@N02/sets/72157639939606343/

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